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  1. Content Article
    New safety and educational materials have been introduced for men and women and healthcare professionals to reduce the harms from valproate, including the significant risk of serious harm to the baby if taken during pregnancy and the risk of impaired fertility in males. These safety and educational materials support the new regulatory measures announced in the National Patient Safety Alert. Healthcare professionals should review the new measures and materials and integrate them into their clinical practice when referring patients and when prescribing or dispensing valproate.
  2. Content Article
    Mesh slings made of the same polypropylene plastic as the suspended women’s slings have been implanted into nearly 200 men across the UK suffering incontinence after prostate cancer. The operations were part of a trial in 28 hospitals where half the slings failed to fix men’s urinary leakage. Worse, just like the majority of women’s mesh implant trials, the full range of mesh-related pain was not logged in any paperwork.
  3. Content Article
    Orchid is the UK’s leading charity for those affected by male cancer. In this interview, we speak to Ali Orhan, Chief Executive and Director of their Overcoming the Barriers to Engaging with Prostate Cancer project.  Ali tells us how they are working alongside a network of volunteer community champions to improve awareness, support better outcomes and reduce health inequalities. 
  4. Content Article
    This leaflet helps signpost people to support and information about prostate cancer, both nationally and regionally. It has been produced as part of the Overcoming the Barriers to Engaging with Prostate Cancer project led by Orchid, the UK’s leading charity for those affected by male cancer. The regional signposting section covers: Birmingham Bradford Bristol Dudley Leeds Liverpool Manchester Newcastle Nottingham Wolverhampton
  5. Content Article
    Watch this short film about what to do if you experience pain in your testicle/s, by Cardiff Fertility Studies and the British Fertility Society, made in partnership with Orchid. 
  6. Content Article
    At Patient Safety Learning we believe that sharing insights and learning is vital to improving outcomes and reducing harm. That’s why we created the hub; providing a space for people to come together and share their experiences, resources and good practice examples. To mark Men's Health Awareness Month, we are sharing 10 resources relating to men's health, including information about male cancers, how to engage men earlier and insights around the impact of traditional ideas of masculinity on patient safety.
  7. Content Article
    Orchid is the UK’s leading charity for those affected by male cancer. Since 1996, Orchid has been working to save men’s lives from testicular, penile and prostate cancer through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and a world-class research programme. Visit the website via the link below to find out more.
  8. Event
    The National Conference on Men and Boys Issues 2023 is brought to you by The Men and Boys Coalition and Men's Day UK, with sponsorship from Besin's Healthcare. Register
  9. News Article
    Thousands of patients in England and Northern Ireland are missing out on a life-extending prostate cancer drug that is more widely available on the NHS in Scotland and Wales, say experts. Charity Prostate Cancer UK said it was "unacceptable" that men in parts of the UK were facing a postcode lottery. Although not a cure, abiraterone can help stop prostate cancer spreading to other parts of the body. NHS England said it would review the drug's use for more men next year. Read full story Source: BBC News, 23 October 2023
  10. Content Article
    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are providing an update on a retrospective observational study on the risk to children born to men who took valproate in the 3 months before conception and on the need for the re-analysis of the data from this study before conclusions can be drawn. No action is needed from patients.  For female patients, healthcare professionals should continue to follow the existing strict precautions related to preventing the use of valproate in pregnancy (Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme).
  11. Content Article
    This year, WHO's World Mental Health Day on 10 October will focus on the theme 'Mental health is a universal human right'. To mark World Mental Health Day, we’ve pulled together 10 resources, blogs and reports from the hub that focus on improving patient safety across different aspects of mental health services.
  12. Content Article
    In this article, inews columnist Kate Lister looks at the andropause, sometimes called the 'male menopause' that can affect men in their later 40s and early 50s. A gradual decline in testosterone levels can contribute to some men developing depression, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction and other physical and emotional symptoms. She looks at current research and views around the issue, highlighting her own bias in initially dismissing the idea and linking this to the societal notion that 'only women are hormonal'. She highlights that although the drop in testosterone men experience is not like the sudden hormonal changes that causes the menopause, men can still experience severe symptoms that require treatment with hormone therapy. "Despite my scoffing at the idea, it turns out that the andropause is very much a real thing that can impact some men very badly. The treatment is exactly the same as it is for women struggling with menopause and perimenopause. It’s hormone replacement therapy: this time in the form of testosterone."
  13. Content Article
    From endometriosis to heart attacks, this Guardian article look into the causes and symptoms, and explore gender disparities in quality of care
  14. News Article
    A course helping some of the most vulnerable people in the country by teaching them to be comedians is proving so successful that it is being socially prescribed by NHS trusts and private practices across the country. “I’ve taught comedy for 10 years, and students often told me how much stronger, more resilient and happier they were after exploring their personal histories through standup comedy,” said Angie Belcher, founder of Comedy on Referral and comedian-in-residence at Bristol University. “That inspired me to prove that the models, exercises and games used in a standup comedy course can help people to recover from emotional problems such as mental illness, postnatal depression, PTSD and anxiety disorders,” she said. After completing a highly successful six-week NHS course for trauma survivors in Bristol, Comedy on Referral has now won NHS funding to help men at risk of suicide in London. Belcher is also in discussions with a private practice to extend the course to young people with autism and ADHD. “My course for trauma victims encourages them to process their trauma in a different way, so they can change who the victim is and choose the narrative. They can actually go right down into ‘This is what I was thinking and then this thing happened to me’,” said Belcher. “This enables survivors to consciously use comedy to change their perspective of their experiences, but it also puts them in a physically powerful position because being on stage is very powerful,” she said. “You can speak directly to an audience about important things, which means you have the opportunity to change their lives..." Read full story Source: The Guardian, 9 May 2022
  15. News Article
    Thousands of men are being urged to check their risk of prostate cancer amid warnings that more than 14,000 have missed a diagnosis during the pandemic. New figures show that the disease accounts for a third of those not treated for cancer during the pandemic, making it the cancer most likely to have been missed and putting lives at risk. Experts said many men had held off visiting their GP which meant they could now be missing out on vital treatment. NHS figures suggest nearly 50,000 fewer cancer diagnoses across the UK in the Covid crisis, including 34,000 in England. Experts said prostate cancer made up the largest group of missed cases, followed by breast cancer, of which around 8,000 cases have gone undiagnosed. Prostate Cancer UK and NHS officials are urging men to use an online tool to assess their risk, with those found to be at high risk urged to then visit their GP. Read full story (paywalled) Source: The Telegraph, 17 February 2022
  16. News Article
    Men who take the epilepsy drug sodium valproate could beat increased risk of having children with disabilities, research has found. A study ordered by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has suggested a link between fathers taking the drug three months before babies are conceived and a small increased likelihood that the children will have neurodevelopmental disorders. The drug manufacturer Sanofi has not published the full results, leading to confusion among patients and doctors. Sodium valproate, sold in the UK as Epilim, is prescribed to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines. It is known to cause deformities in one in ten babies exposed to it in the womb because their mothers are taking the drug. Four in ten babies suffer developmental delays. Read full story (paywalled) Source: The Times, 2 July 2023
  17. News Article
    More men are dying from melanoma skin cancer than women in the UK, Cancer Research UK is warning as the country's heatwave continues. Rates of the cancer, which can develop in sun-damaged skin, have been rising in both men and women in recent years. Late diagnosis may be part of the reason why men are faring worse. Melanoma is treatable if it is diagnosed early - the charity is urging people to take care in the sun and get any unusual skin changes checked. Melanoma death rates have improved for women in the last 10 years, but not for men. Michelle Mitchell, chief executive of Cancer Research, says the figures "drive home the importance of sun safety". "We all need to take steps to protect ourselves from the sun's harmful UV rays. Getting sunburnt just once every two years can triple your risk of skin cancer," she adds. Read full story Source: BBC News, 15 July 2022
  18. News Article
    Over half of men with an eating disorder have never had any treatment, according to new research. Despite typically being linked with females, males account for a quarter of all eating disorder cases – and many are not getting any support, the eating disorder charity Beat is highlighting “Eating disorders affect 1.25 million people in the UK, and we estimate one in four of those are men,” says Tom Quinn, Beat’s director of external affairs – speaking to mark this year’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 27 – March 5). “We surveyed men across the UK about their experiences of an eating disorder and, alarmingly, we discovered over half have never had treatment for their eating disorder, and one in three have never tried to get treatment in the first place. “There’s a harmful misconception that eating disorders are female illnesses, which creates a great deal of shame and can entrench harmful behaviours for men who are unwell,” Quinn adds. Read full story Source: The Independent, 27 February 2023 Further reading on the hub: Top picks: Eight resources on eating disorders
  19. News Article
    Prostate cancer screening may be a step closer after a study suggested that harms linked to testing have reduced thanks to advances in medical technology. Screening for prostate cancer has been heavily debated in medical circles due to potential harms including side effects from biopsies and unnecessary testing for those with no clinically significant cancer. A new study set out to examine whether the “seesaw has been tipped” in favour of screening. Researchers from Prostate Cancer UK combined the results of the latest clinical trials and real-world data on the “prostate cancer screening pathway” to examine the risk-to-harm benefit. Prostate Cancer UK said that on average 67%t fewer men experienced harm during the diagnostic process with the newer techniques compared with older methods. Prostate Cancer UK said the UK National Screening Committee, which makes recommendations to the Government, is to re-examine prostate cancer screening. Dr Matthew Hobbs, lead researcher on the analysis and director of research at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’ve known for some time now that testing more men reduces prostate cancer deaths, but there have always been concerns about how many men would be harmed to achieve this. “However, our evidence shows that screening may now be a lot safer than previously thought. That’s why we are so pleased that the committee is going to review the evidence once more. Read full story Source: The Independent, 23 February 2023
  20. News Article
    Prostate cancer patients across the UK face a “postcode lottery” of care, a charity has warned, with men in Scotland almost three times more likely to be diagnosed at a late stage compared with men in London. Prostate Cancer UK said the proportion diagnosed when the disease may be too advanced to treat varied hugely depending on where patients lived. Health leaders called the findings “shocking”. In Scotland, more than a third (35%) of men are only diagnosed when the disease is classed as stage 4, meaning the cancer has spread to another part of the body – known as metastatic cancer. In London, the figure is 12.5%. Chiara De Biase, director of support and influencing at Prostate Cancer UK, said, "We can’t say for sure what’s behind this gap in diagnosis, but it’s clear that men are more likely to be diagnosed at an earlier stage in areas with higher rates of PSA blood testing. That means the key way to tackle this is by raising awareness – especially in places like Scotland which are worst-affected." Read full story Source: The Guardian, 12 January 2023
  21. News Article
    A silent crisis in men’s health is shortening the life spans of fathers, husbands, brothers and sons. For years, the conventional wisdom has been that a lack of sex-specific health research mainly hurts women and gender minorities. While those concerns are real, a closer look at longevity data tells a more complicated story. Across the life span — from infancy to the teen years, midlife and old age — the risk of death at every age is higher for boys and men than for girls and women: Men are at a greater risk of dying from covid-19 than women, a gap that cannot be explained by rates of infection or preexisting conditions. More men die of diabetes than women. The cancer mortality rate is higher among men — 189.5 per 100,000 — compared with 135.7 per 100,000 for women. Men die by suicide nearly four times more often than women, based on 2020 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Some people think health care is a zero sum gain and one dollar to men’s health is taking something away from women,” said Ronald Henry, president and co-founder of the Men’s Health Network, an advocacy group. “That’s wrong. We are fully supportive of women’s health efforts and improving quality of life for women.” "But by viewing men as the privileged default, health experts are ignoring important sex differences that could illuminate health issues across gender and minority groups." Read full story (paywalled) Source: The Washington Post, 17 April 2023
  22. Content Article
    Eating disorders are often seen as an illness that affects young women, but research estimates that one in four people with eating disorders are male. As a result, boys and men with eating disorders most often live in silence with the double stigma of having a mental health condition that is not recognised in their gender. In this BBC documentary, former England cricketer and TV presenter Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff goes on a personal journey into the eating disorder he has kept secret for over 20 years–bulimia. He discusses his own experience and meets specialists and young men with eating disorders across the UK.
  23. Content Article
    In this blog for NHS Confederation, Kadra Abdinasir talks about how mental health services have failed to engage with young black men, and describes how services need to change to overcome the issue. She argues that delivering effective mental health support for young black men requires a move away from a crisis-driven response, to investment in system-driven, community-based projects. Kadra looks at learning from Shifting the Dial, a three-year programme recently piloted in Birmingham as a response to the growing and unmet needs of young black men aged 16 to 25. A recent report on the project found that most young men involved in Shifting the Dial reported good outcomes related to their wellbeing, confidence, sense of belonging and understanding of mental health.
  24. Content Article
    This blog explores men's mental health – how men are reluctant to seek support when they are struggling, why the suicide rate is so high, what initiatives exist to encourage men to seek help and what more could be done.
  25. Content Article
    Miscarriage for Men, was set up by Chris Whitfield. Chris and his wife Jade suffered a miscarriage in February 2021, and on the back of this, Chris realised that there was very little support or anywhere to turn to for men, who were going through the agony of miscarriage. Men often choose to hide their emotions rather than speak up. This platform is for them to release that emotion, read stories from men in a similar scenario and let them know they are not alone. This website will point people in the direction of guidance, self help techniques to combat these emotions, a forum with real life stories, a chat function and many other helpful tools.
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